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PHDC has three job openings, one for an Energy Efficiency Specialist, one for an Adaptive Modifications Program Manager and one opening at the Philadelphia Land Bank for an Administrative Support Specialist.

JOB: Energy Efficiency Specialist - PHDC

The Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC), a nonprofit organization funded primarily by the City of Philadelphia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is looking for a self-starter to support the leadership team of the PHDC as an Energy Efficiency Specialist. This requires highly technical field work involving the instrumented diagnosis of building heat loss characteristics, the development of detailed analysis of diagnostic findings, the preparation of technical contractor work order specifications, the inspection and quality assurance of all work in-progress and the final instrumented inspection of completed work. An employee in this class performs energy audits, air quality and safety testing, quality assurance monitoring, and final inspections using a variety of test equipment including a blower door, infrared camera, combustion analyzer, draft gauges, carbon monoxide tester, and furnace control circuit testers. The use of a portable computer as well as manual calculation of house “leakage curves” and the regression analysis of curve data points are routinely required.

Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Technical Supervisor or Project Manager. Assignments require evaluative thinking carried out in accordance with accepted heat loss diagnostic and construction inspection standards and applicable codes and regulations. An employee in this class works with the client, contractor and PHDC staff to ensure all weatherization and construction projects maximize attainable energy efficiency. Also investigates damage claims and answers complaints regarding construction work. May prepare drawings, specifications and cost estimates for minor energy construction projects. Work requires moderate physical effort.

ALSO INCLUDES:
Competitive Starting Salary, Superior Health Insurance, Generous Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Generous Paid Leave and Holidays

REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of either a two year program with major course work in building science or civil engineering technology at a technical institute or two years at an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering or architectural design.
           
Three years of experience performing technical field work in building renovation, replacement with at least three years of experience in energy conservation retrofitting either in design installation or quality control capacity. Must have attended at least one State sponsored weatherization seminar.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL STANDARDS:
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to and during tenure of employment as an Energy Efficiency Specialist if required by the work assignment.

Certification as expert in:

  • Blower Door Diagnostics
  • Attic Bypass Diagnostics
  • Infrared Diagnostics
  • Furnace Safety and Efficiency Testing and Diagnostics

ONCE HIRED, THE EMPLOYEE MUST BECOME A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT AND MAINTAIN RESIDENCY STATUS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants for this job opportunity must mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter and resume to:

LaVerne P. Harris
PHDC Human Resources
1234 Market Street, 17th Floor,
Philadelphia PA 19107. 
Fax number 215-320-7895
E-mailLaverne Harris

Please contact LaVerne P. Harris at 215-448-3127 if you have any questions regarding this job opportunity.

This job opportunity will be posted until a sufficient number of qualified resumes/applications have been received.

PHDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim.

JOB: Adaptive Modifications Program Manager - PHDC

The Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC), a nonprofit organization funded primarily by the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is looking for an experienced program manager to direct the agency’s environmental modifications program for clients with physical disabilities. The primary responsibilities for this position will be managing contracts and budgets, supervising staff, selecting contractors, resolving client and contractor disputes and evaluating contractor performance. The position reports directly to the Basic Systems Repair Program Director of PHDC.

ALSO INCLUDES:
Competitive Starting Salary, Superior Health Insurance, Generous Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Generous Paid Leave and Holidays.

REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires a bachelor’s degree and at least six years of progressively complex program management experience in the housing or social services field. Experience working at a nonprofit organization is preferred.

Must have excellent communication skills, superior computer skills, including experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, strong management ability, including experience supervising staff, and the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.

Knowledge of basic building systems, accessibility guidelines, and physical disabilities preferred.

ONCE HIRED, THE EMPLOYEE MUST BECOME A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT AND MAINTAIN RESIDENCY STATUS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants for this job opportunity must mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter and résumé to:

LaVerne P. Harris
PHDC Human Resources
1234 Market Street, 17th Floor,
Philadelphia PA 19107. 
Fax number 215-320-7895
E-mailLaverne Harris

Please contact LaVerne P. Harris at 215-448-3127 if you have any questions regarding this job opportunity.

This job opportunity will be posted until a sufficient number of qualified resumes/applications have been received.

PHDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim.

 

JOB: Administrative Support Specialist – Philadelphia Land Bank


1234 Market Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
philadelphialandbank.org


The Philadelphia Land Bank is dedicated to revitalizing Philadelphia’s neighborhoods through the reactivation of vacant land and is looking for a self-starter to support its leadership team. Primary responsibilities include administrative work, providing analytical services to improve, develop, and maintain operating efficiencies for the Philadelphia Land Bank. Employees in this class conduct analyses, develop planning strategies, and prepare comprehensive reports. Work includes making recommendations for changing procedures and organizational structures and implementing process improvements. Representing higher level administrators at meetings and ensuring that assignments are performed in accordance with organizational objectives are important aspects of the work. 

ALSO INCLUDES:
Competitive Starting Salary, Superior Health Insurance, Generous Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Generous Paid Leave and Holidays

REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university and either:

  1. Three years of recent progressively responsible professional experience in full-time paid staff work in a large organization involving report writing and either research and analysis or program evaluation, OR
  2. Two years of experience as an administrative support assistant,
    (NOTE: Graduate training in areas such as public or business administration may be substituted or the experience in the foregoing alternatives up to a maximum of one year), OR
  3. Successful completion of the City’s administrative intern program, OR
  4. Acceptable combinations of the above experience requirements will be considered, OR
  5. Any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience.

ONCE HIRED, THE EMPLOYEE MUST BECOME A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT AND MAINTAIN RESIDENCY STATUS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants for this job opportunity must mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter and résumé to:

LaVerne P. Harris
PHDC Human Resources
1234 Market Street, 17th Floor,
Philadelphia PA 19107. 
Fax number 215-320-7895
E-mailLaverne Harris

Please contact Karla Hill at 215-686-9724 if you have any questions regarding this job opportunity. This job opportunity will be posted until a sufficient number of qualified resumes/applications have been received.  

PHDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status.

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